September 8th – All Members & Friends of the Center: Please plan to join us for a casual community gathering. The Council will provide hors d’oeuvres & wine & beverages.
“The more we help others, the softer and more fertile our heart becomes.”
-Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
How can I help?
With this simple question, we increase our potential to enrich the world, and ultimately to find our own joy. Using discipline to generate compassion, we leap beyond the fickleness of mood into the confidence of delight in helping others.
As you progress along your path there are many way to deepen your practice by staffing weekend retreat programs, coordinating classes, or becoming a Local Leader. We want to support your practice of generosity and invite you to give back in whatever way you feel connected to.
OPEN LEADERSHIP POSITIONS:
Finance Coordinator & Bookkeeper
Will work with the current Finance Director through December 2016 to learn the specifics of center bookkeeping and financial management. Ideally the Finance Coordinator and Bookkeeper will be two separate positions, both reporting to the Center Leadership Council and holding the seat of financial management on the Leadership Council. Please send a short list of qualifications and previous financial work to the Center Director at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will monitor the monthly membership dues and actively garner new members. This individual will ideally be invested in Shambhala Leadership and the model of enlightened society. Training and support will be provided by the previous Membership Coordinator. Warrior Assembly graduate preferred but not required. An inspirational and joy-filled meeting process will be conducted by the Center Director and previous Membership Coordinator. Please send an email describing why you would be interested in this position to the Center Director at: email@example.com.
Will oversee and teach the art of volunteering for Shambhala. This individual will ideally be invested in Shambhala Leadership and the model of enlightened society. Training and close collaboration with the Center Director is a requirement. An inspirational and joy-filled meeting process will be conducted by the Center Director. Please send an email describing why you would be interested in this position to the Center Director at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Head of Culture and Decorum
Will oversee and express the culture of Shambhala as well as decorum related to center life. The Head of Culture and Decorum represents the Sakyong Wangmo and the expression of generosity at center events. Discussion and close collaboration with the Leadership Council in relation to Nyida Days and other uplifted events will be essential. Warrior Assembly graduate preferred but not required. An inspirational and joy-filled meeting process will be conducted by the Center Director. Please send an email describing why you would be interested in this position to the Center Director at: email@example.com.
Facebook and Social Media Publicity Coordinator
Will be the primary administrator for the FCSMC Facebook page. This individual must be willing to post pictures and descriptions of events at the center. This person will also post all upcoming classes, programs, and events to the Facebook Page. Experience/interest with other social media sites (Instagram, Twitter, etc) would be ideal. Please send an email describing why you would be interested in this position to the Center Director at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
WAY OF SHAMBHALA PROGRAMS:
Shambhala Training Levels – Everyday Life Series – Basic Goodness Series
- Click a class below to sign-up for all Way of Shambhala (WOS) Classes
- AD’s for Shambhala Training sign-up here
- Shambhala Training Coordinators are requested to have Level 5
- Aides may help with any level they have COMPLETED – AFTER Level 3
- Every Day Life Courses: Class Assistants are requested to have Level 5 and Wisdom in Everyday Life
Sacred Path – Drala – December 2-4 Shambhala Training Level I – The Art of Being Human – January 13-15 Thank You for your Generosity & your Practice of Service
Questions or Requests? Contact Practice and Education: email@example.com
PUBLIC SITTING VOLUNTEER SIGN-UP:
If you are interested in signing up to be the Shrine Room Timekeeper or Gatekeeper, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Training for Shrine Room Team positions can be obtained by emailing email@example.com.
- MIs ADs and Shambhala Guides may serve as a Meditation Instructor for Public Sitting on Wednesdays and Sundays and Dharma Talks or Readings. (Readings from CTR or SMR are suggested for ADs and Guides.)
- To view the Volunteer Shrine Room Calendar on our Website, Click Here
- Please contact the Shrine Room Coordinator to volunteer. Thank you.
Shrine Room Teams:
Sundays: 10-Noon: MI, Umdze, Presentation, Gatekeeper/Greeter
Sunday Nyinthun: 1-3pm: MI, Umdze, Gatekeeper/Greeter
Mondays: 5-6pm: Host, MI
Wednesdays: 7-8pm: MI, Umdze, Presentation, Gatekeeper/Greeter
This is a way for you to get involved in something tangible that you might be interested in. If you don’t have a lot of time or want to make an occasional contribution, here are ways you can do that!
Volunteer to bring a light lunch to share on Sunday after sitting: August 28th or September 25th @ 12N (click to sign up – Thanks!)
Cleaning and Center Upkeep
ADVANCED PRACTICE & PROGRAMS:
Werma Feast – Open to all Shambhala Tantrikas – ONLY